Tapioca Pearl | Boba Ball

tapioca pearl boba ball

Tapioca pearl, also called boba ball, is a kind of dessert. The main ingredients are starch balls with a diameter of 5-10 mm, which are made by mixing condensed ingredients such as tapioca and arrowroot starch, potato starch, lotus root powder, and pectin, and are added with water, sugar, and spices. Its color and taste vary with different ingredients.

The early color of the cornstarch circle was white, and the more common black nowadays is generally called the pearl pink circle. It is the manufacturer who added caramel to the powder circle to increase the sweetness of brown sugar and is loved by everyone. In other countries, colored pink circles are popular.

How to make boba ball?


  • (70-75)% tapioca starch
  • (15-20)% hydroxypropyl di-modified tapioca starch
  • (8-10)% pre-gelatinized tapioca starch
  • 0.8% compound glutinous rice powder improver.

Operation steps

  1. After mixing the dry powder with a vertical mixer, add the appropriate amount of caramel color, brown sugar, or other such as fruit juice (or flavor) according to the desired color and taste, and stir again evenly.
  2. Then slowly add (60-65)% cold water of the dry powder, and add water while stirring.
  3. Seeing that the dough is in dough, the non-stick bucket is kneaded into a strip, and it is not easy to deform when held in the hand, and then it can be put into the machine’s noodle-pressing wheel to start production.

Precautions for operating the Tapioca pearl making machine

Tapioca pearl machine
Tapioca Pearl Machine

First of all, ensure that the dough you are mixing with is in line with the machine production, is a dough, non-stick mixing bucket, and the hardness is appropriate. That is, it is not easy to deform when held in the hand after being rubbed into a strip and flattened. Cut the strips without sticking to the knife, round forming without loosening, and the ribs should be sufficient.

Secondly, before starting the machine, do not put tapioca starch in the dry powder box of the machine, but put glutinous rice flour to prevent the material from slipping and sticking to the noodle wheel.

Set the cutting knife speed to about 45HZ when starting up, and use the pressing speed to match the cutting knife speed.

Make the volume of each slice equal to the total volume of all the balls that are rounded into pellets. If the pressing speed is too fast, the rounding into an ellipse or blockage will cause all the materials to be discharged to the waste port. The pressing speed is too slow, and the balls are round or half-filled.

Finished Tapioca pearl products

Finished products
finished products